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Energising Development (EnDev)

2005 - ongoing

Implementing agencies
GIZ (lead) in cooperation with Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)

African partners
Government, Other public body, Private sector, Civil society

Names of African partners involved
EnDev has a number of partners in each country where it is active. Typical ministries it cooperates with are the local Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Energy. Other partners are businesses and business associations, NGOs, research institutes.

Donor involvement (incl. IOs)
Multi-donor, Multilaterals involved, Bilaterals involved

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs
Netherlands, Germany, Norway, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Sweden, Ireland, EU

Geographical scope

Countries where active
Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal Republic, Tanzania, Uganda

Renewables, Electricity, Heating and Cooling, Energy Efficiency, Cooking Energy

Sub Sectors (Electricity)
Electricity system, Grid connected generation, Mini-grids, Stand-alone off-grid

Type of intervention
Operative program / delivery mechanism (downstream)

Type of technical assistance
Information and analysis, Project preparation / implementation, Skill development / training

Gender focus

Climate focus

Type of financing
Grant, Early stage

Main objectives
EnDev promotes sustainable access to modern energy services for households, social institutions and small to medium-sized enterprises in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The supported energy services meet the needs of the poor, i.e. they are long lasting, affordable, and appreciated by users.

Main activities
EnDev is one of the first outcome-based and performance-based programmes in the energy sector; as such, EnDev pioneers innovative approaches, develops new markets for pro-poor energy access and scales up successful interventions. EnDev supports energy access by establishing economically sustainable energy solutions and distribution schemes, mainly for rural communities. The programme promotes e.g. the extension and densification of power grids, the installation of hydropower plants and distribution of solar home systems. Furthermore, EnDev helps to establish self-sustaining markets for the production and sale of improved (more efficient) cookstoves



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